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New exhibit opens Aug. 27 in Schoenherr Art Gallery

New exhibit opens Aug. 27 in Schoenherr Art Gallery

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An e-media artist, Heather Freeman will showcase her multimedia exhibit “Personal Demons,” Aug. 27-Sept. 26, in North Central’s Schoenherr Art Gallery. Her images combine human and animal forms using print, drawing, painting, photography and other media. They explore the language and symbolic forms of science and their intersection with mythic, religious and popular iconography. Freeman is an assistant professor of digital media at the University of North Carolina–Charlotte, where she teaches digital print, animation, video, installation and drawing.


North Central participates in NAC&U’s 2010 Summer Institute

North Central participates in NAC&U’s 2010 Summer Institute

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In June 2010, a team of North Central College faculty and administrators joined colleagues from 20 colleges and universities at the 14th annual Summer Institute of the New American Colleges & Universities (NAC&U), the consortium of independent and small to mid-sized institutions, of which North Central is a founding member.


Richter grants help students pursue summer research

Richter grants help students pursue summer research

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Six students traveled around the world this summer to research various topics. Each student applied for and received a Richter Independent Study Fellowship grant to support costs associated with their research. The students and their summer projects included:
  • Mallory Blanchard ’10, international business major. Traveled to Peru, project title: “Understanding Peruvian Work-Related Values.”
  • Laura Constantine ’11, biology major.


Publications recognize North Central for academic excellence

Publications recognize North Central for academic excellence

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U.S. News & World Report ranks North Central College as a top-20 institution in its annual list of “America’s Best Colleges.” North Central is ranked No. 19 in the Midwest among 146 “Regional Universities” that offer a full range of undergraduate and master’s degree programs. For the second straight year, U.S. News includes North Central in its “Best Undergraduate Teaching” category, ranking at No.


Publications recognize North Central College for academic excellence

U.S. News & World Report ranks North Central College as a top-20 institution in its annual list of “America’s Best Colleges.”

U.S. News & World Report ranks North Central College as a top-20 institution in its annual list of “America’s Best Colleges.”

North Central is ranked No. 19 in the Midwest among 146 “Regional Universities” that offer a full range of undergraduate and master’s degree programs. For the second straight year, U.S. News ranks North Central in its “Best Undergraduate Teaching” category. North Central is ranked No. 6 among Midwestern schools recognized for strong commitment to the undergraduate teaching experience.

Gerald Gems contributes to book on gymnastics

Gerald Gems contributes to book on gymnastics

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Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, authored a chapter titled “The German Turners and the Taming of Radicalism in Chicago” in a new book by Gertrud Pfister, “Gymnastics, a Transatlantic Movement: From Europe to America.”


John Madormo wins Best Family Screenplay Synopsis

John Madormo wins Best Family Screenplay Synopsis

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John Madormo, assistant professor of broadcast communication and general manager of WONC-FM 89.1, won first place for Best Family Screenplay Synopsis at the 2010 Reno Film Festival Synopsis Contest. His winning script is titled “Dream Machine.” The story: A dream research specialist, in an effort to help his patients suffering from recurring nightmares, has created a remarkable device—a machine that can transport them, mind and body, back into their dreams—to relive those nocturnal delights, or into those nightmares, to confront their demons.


Trustee Maria Wynne featured in news story

Trustee Maria Wynne featured in news story

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In a recent broadcast, Chicago’s ABC 7 News featured the Girl Scouts with interviews by North Central College trustee Maria Wynne ’77, CEO, Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northern Indiana. The story is titled “Girl Scouts run mini-city, learn about environment.”


Steve Macek's op-ed about proposed merger is published

Steve Macek's op-ed about proposed merger is published

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Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, had his syndicated op-ed piece titled “A Merger That Isn’t Comcastic” published online in August. The co-authored article argues against the proposed $28 billion merger between Comcast and NBC/Universal.


Education majors create, teach summer school program

When a Chicago area elementary school canceled its summer school for low-achieving students, North Central education majors provided an alternative program.

When a Chicago area elementary school canceled its summer school for low-achieving students, North Central College education majors stepped in to provide an alternative program.

Fifth-grade teacher Kate Smith Pereda at Lincoln Elementary School in Addison, Ill., was concerned for her students who would be impacted by the summer school's cancellation. A 2005 graduate of North Central College, Pereda contacted her former education professor Maureen Kincaid at North Central asking for help.

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